Thomas Elwood Moore

3 May 1851–12 August 1930 (Age 79)
Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States

The Life of Thomas Elwood

When Thomas Elwood Moore was born on 3 May 1851, in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States, his father, Evans Moore, was 28 and his mother, Julia Ann Williams, was 29. He married Rosetta Eugenia Carr on 26 June 1871. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Clay Township, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Brandon Township, Jackson, Iowa, United States in 1920. In 1880, at the age of 29, his occupation is listed as stone mason in Jackson, Iowa, United States. He died on 12 August 1930, in South Fork Township, Jackson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Canton Cemetery, Canton, Jones, Iowa, United States.

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Thomas Elwood Moore
Rosetta Eugenia Carr
Marriage: 26 June 1871
Leona Mae Moore
Edward Edgar Moore
Leonard Lee (Len) Moore
Homer Seaborn Moore
Grace E Moore
Clarence Moore
Eva Etta Moore
William Francis Moore
Mary Ethel Moore

Spouse and Children

26 June 1871


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Frances Newton Moore


    Mary C. Moore



    Seaborn Moore



World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 6

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.2 English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person.3 English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas E More, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Moore in household of David Gaylor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas More in household of Evans Worre, "United States Census, 1870"

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